Fall Academics 2017

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Temple Athletics Sports another Record-Setting Year in the Classroom

PHILADELPHIA – Another academic report, another record for Temple Athletics!

With the latest NCAA release of academic data today, Temple Athletics scored a 74 in Overall Federal Graduate Rate (FGR), tying last year's school record in the category.  The Owls' FGR score tops the American Athletic Conference while also ranking 18th among all Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

Temple University student-athletes also posted an 87 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR), which is one point below its school record set in each of the last two years. It also marks the fourth straight year with an 85-or-better score in the category.

Temple Football posted an 81 GSR and is one of 19 FBS teams to have maintained a GSR of 80 or greater in each of the last five years.  Additionally, for the fourth consecutive year, 17 or more Owl football student-athletes will have earned their degrees by the end of the fall semester.

"I am so very proud of our student-athletes for their continued success in the classroom, as well as the coaches and academic support staff for providing the right learning environment," said Temple University Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft. "With Justin Miller and his team at the Resnick Center, Temple Athletics has the best in the business in terms of academic support.  Each year the bar is raised, and each year our student-athletes surpass it.  I am so grateful for their efforts as well as the hard work of our student-athletes."

Nine Temple teams earned 90 or higher GSR scores with a record-tying six —Women's Lacrosse, Women's Rowing, Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Tennis and Women's Volleyball - posting a perfect 100 score.  The tennis programs accomplished this feat for the ninth straight year. 

"Graduation is one of the primary goals each of our incoming freshmen set immediately upon their arrival on campus," said Miller.  "They are aware of the significant impact earning an undergraduate degree can have on their lives well after their playing careers end.  These data are a testament to their diligence and commitment, as well as the collaboration between coaches, administrators and staff in the Resnick Center to ensure student-athlete success."

The Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) is compiled by the U.S. Department of Education and is used as an indicator of academic success for college student-athletes. FGR measures the percentage of first-time, full-time freshman who graduate within six years of entering their original four-year institution.

The NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is designed to reflect the proportion of student-athletes on any given team who earn a college degree within a six-year window of their initial enrollment. The GSR was developed in response to colleges and universities who asked for an alternative rate that more accurately reflects the movement among college student-athletes. The GSR takes into account incoming transfers who graduate from a different institution than the one they started at and transfers who leave an institution in good standing.

The GSR was developed in response to colleges and universities who asked for an alternative rate that more accurately reflects the movement among college student-athletes. The GSR takes into account incoming transfers who graduate from a different institution than the one they started at and transfers who leave an institution in good standing.
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